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- From the stem ku- and the particle -kaan.
- (indefinite, in question clauses) anybody, anyone.
- (indefinite, with a negation verb form) no-one, none, nobody, not ... anybody/anyone.
- All the cases of kukaan, except for the nominative singular, are old-fashioned. They can sometimes be used e.g. to arouse listeners' or readers' attention. In modern Finnish those cases have been replaced by the corresponding cases of kenkään — the nominative kenkään is, however, used only in poetic language, and even there very infrequently.
- Several of the singular cases of "ken" can be shortened by dropping -en from the stem, e.g. kenellekään > kellekään.
- Note that unlike most Finnish nominals, "kenkään" has a specific accusative form, kenetkään.
- There are also the abessive cases, but they are very infrequently used.
- There are also the instructive, temporal and causative cases, but they have by their meanings completely diverged from kukaan.
Pronouns with same stems: